Women’s Work Festival 2019 ~ FairPlé: Rising Tides

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of June

The Duncairn, Duncairn Avenue,Off Antrim Rd, Belfast, BT14 6BP Belfast

Funded by Help Musicians NI through the Women in Music Fund, the event is part of the 2019 Women’s Work Festival.

Friday 7th of June: Workshops

11:30am - 1:30pm
1: Doing it Yourself: being a self-sufficient musician without burning out (2 hours)

2: It’s Your Sound: an interactive introduction to stage set up for trad/folk artists: a live set-up 101 with an experienced sound technician (2 hours)

Saturday 8th of June: Panel Discussions

11:30am - 4pm

Attendance is free but ticketed.


There are three panels, kicking off at midday, with an amazing group of panellists:

1: Know Your Funders: with panellists from the Arts Councils of Ireland and NI and from HMNI, chaired by Jane Cassidy

2: Scoring Evidence: an academic response to gender inequality in Irish folk/trad with Dr Úna Monaghan, Joanne Cusack and Catriona Hawksworth

3: Identifying the “Workplace” in Irish trad/folk: with Pauline Scanlon, Úna Molloy (Turning Pirate) and Eibhlín Ní Dhochartaigh (Imbolc), chaired by Fil Campbell

Everyone is welcome to join us to discuss gender equality in Irish traditional and folk music. Plé means discussion: make your voice heard and join the conversation.